Syracuse hung in there in the first half, but just couldn’t get anything going (ie – make a short range shot) in the second half. This is likely due to them running out of energy (and that Paul Harris just can’t seem to make layups). Admirable effort from the Orange though and hopefully it will net them a 3 seed.
Louisville set out to prove that they were deserving regular season champs and while they certainly did everything they could, in some ways the victory is a little hollow. Sure, SU had a great run, but they were playing way below 100% this evening and Louisville never had to play Pitt or UConn.